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Against the Giants (Giants G1-2-3)

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Three Adventures for Character Levels 8-12:

This material was originally published as three seperate adventures: G1 (STEADING OF THE HILL GIANT CHIEF), G2 (THE GLACIAL RIFT OF THE FROST GIANT JARL), and G3 (HALL OF THE FIRE GIANT KING).

Contained herein are referee notes, background information, maps, and exploration keys for three complete adventures using the ADVANCED DUN
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Paperback, Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Game Module, 32 pages
Published 1981 by TSR Hobbies, Inc. (first published 1980)
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Jason Koivu
Jul 16, 2013 Jason Koivu rated it it was amazing
I loved this! Everyone seemed to love this! And I have no idea why!

Against the Giants was a Dungeons & Dragons module (an outline for a game) that collected three prototype modules together which were then reissued as one epic adventure. The countryside has been ravaged by hill giants, frost giants and fire giants that have all banded together under some unknown master force! Local noblemen have enlisted the best possible heroes to come to their aid!... Yeah, that was pretty much a standard
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Matthew Iden
Jul 12, 2012 Matthew Iden rated it it was amazing
Aside from Keep on the Borderlands, there's no more iconic D&D module than Against the Giants. My copy is more Scotch tape than paper after 30 years, but I still get a thrill every time I leaf through it.

I'm puzzled that I've been so drawn to the adventure; after all, it's really a shell, with not much story or intrigue or drama. Only a handful of NPC's even have names (damn you, Obmi!).

I suppose it's exactly this lack of detail that lets your imagination take off. I still remember dreamin
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Ken
Jul 16, 2011 Ken rated it really liked it
This anthology of the 3 giant modules adds the beloved tournament characters and some nice interior illustrations. 4 stars instead of 5 because it is essentially one raid after another and I don't think that running all 3 adventures back-to-back is the best approach pacing-wise.
Sami Koskinen
Dec 21, 2011 Sami Koskinen rated it it was ok
Shelves: played
After hours of slaughter and killing players asked: "Where is that frost giant Jarl"? And DM shrugged his shoulders and said: "It was that one giant, who got better armor class than others"!!!
Bob Findlay
Mar 26, 2012 Bob Findlay rated it it was amazing
I think my group went through this one..3 or 4 times? So long ago. Great series!
David Winston
Apr 02, 2013 David Winston rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: yes
Great adventure! Always fun.
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Ernest Gary Gygax was an American writer and game designer, best known for co-creating the pioneering role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) with Dave Arneson in 1974, and co-founding the company Tactical Studies Rules (TSR, Inc.) with Don Kaye in 1973.

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Giants (4 books)
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  • Hall of the Fire Giant King

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